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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

January 11, 2018

Law Enforcement News

2 Fallen Florida Officers Remembered One Year After Deaths
Norma Lewis stretched up to wrap her arms around Seth Clayton in a hug after a joint memorial for their loved ones Tuesday. The husband of a police officer shot and the mother of a deputy killed during a pursuit of the suspected killer shared an embrace that symbolizes their newfound relationship.
Orlando Sentinel

After Sheriff's Deputy Is Stabbed In The Chest In Santa Clarita, Man Pleads Not Guilty To Attempted Murder Charges
The man accused of stabbing a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy in the chest outside a fast food restaurant in Santa Clarita has pleaded not guilty Wednesday to attempted murder charges in the case, the L.A. County District Attorney's Office announced. Donald Chinchilla, 21, pleaded not guilty to deliberate, premeditated attempted murder of a peace officer.

Police Car Stuck In Mud Flow In La Tuna Canyon
Crews were working Tuesday morning to remove a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car that became stuck in mud along a section of La Tuna Canyon Road, south of the Foothill (210) Freeway in the Sun Valley area. The officer got out safely, according to the LAPD.
FOX 11

LAPD Officers Justified In Shooting Death Of Pacoima Suspect, DA's Office Finds
Los Angeles County prosecutors concluded that two Los Angeles police officers acted lawfully in the shooting death of a man who was holding his estranged wife at gunpoint in Pacoima more than six years ago, according to a document released Wednesday. Prosecutors determined that the evidence showed Jose Torres was “prepared to carry out his stated threat” of a month earlier: that he was going to kill his estranged wife and then kill himself and that he refused to comply with officers' repeated commands to drop his gun before LAPD Officers Nicholas Coronado and William De La Rosa Reyes fired at him on July 18, 2011.

Drug Charge Dropped In Hit-And-Run Case Scrutinized After LAPD Body Cam Footage Became Public
The police body camera  footage, aired by a Los Angeles television station, turned a spotlight on an otherwise routine hit-and-run case. On Wednesday, the case came to a quiet conclusion in a Van Nuys courtroom, where the driver, Ronald Shields, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor hit and run. Bill Seki, an attorney representing two of the officers, denied that his clients acted inappropriately. Additional body camera footage that was later unearthed offered more clarity, he said, and shows the bag of drugs among a handful of items coming from Shields' pocket. (The Times has not viewed that additional footage.) The union representing the LAPD's rank and file also backed the officers, praising their arrest of a hit-and-run driver and recovery of an illegal gun. The union described the release of the video as a “circus sideshow.”
Los Angeles Times

1 Person Wounded In North Hollywood Shooting
One person was wounded Wednesday in North Hollywood, but the circumstances of the shooting were still sketchy. The victim was shot about 2:15 p.m. in the 6700 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and was taken to a hospital with injuries of unspecified severity. The Los Angeles Police Department did not immediately release the person's name, age or gender, nor provide detailed suspect information.
Los Angeles Daily News

Possibly Armed Man Taunts Officers During Standoff, Taken Into Custody
A possibly armed man was taken into custody Thursday after he barricaded himself and held up a two-story apartment in Koreatown. Police received a call of shots fired just before 1 a.m. near the apartment. The man fled the scene and hid in the complex, which prompted evacuations for numerous buildings, according to the Los Angeles Police Department Olympic Desk.

Man Charged With Beating Uber Driver With Wrench After Being Picked Up In South L.A.
A 26-year-old man has been charged after an Uber driver came forward with claims that he was brutally attacked and robbed after picking up a passenger in Historic South-Central Los Angeles, officials said Wednesday. Los Angeles resident Deveon Deonteray Wilson pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to one count each of second-degree robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and carjacking, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in a news release.

Woman Accuses Corey Feldman Of Sexual Battery
A woman filed a police report accusing Corey Feldman of sexual battery, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Wednesday. The woman filed the report on Monday, claiming the actor committed the sexual battery on her on Feb. 4, 2017, said Los Angeles police Officer Sal Ramirez. No other details were released by police.

LA Swatting Suspect Also Linked To False 911 Call In Canada
A Los Angeles man who is suspected of making a swatting call that led to a Kansas man's death is now being linked to an additional swatting incident that took place in Canada last month. Tyler Barriss, 25, was arrested in December in connection with the hoax call made to 911 about a kidnapping in Wichita, Kansas that led to officers shooting an innocent man in the mistaken belief he was armed and reaching for a gun.

U.S. Suicide-By-Opioid Deaths May Be Underreported, Study Says
A portion of opioid deaths across the country classified as "accidental poisoning" may actually be misreported suicides, according to a UCLA study published online Wednesday. The study suggests that the rate of suicides by drug intoxication in the United States might be vastly underreported and misclassified.

Gun Owners Flood Justice Department With Pleas To Leave Bump Stocks Unregulated
The National Rifle Association may have gotten its way when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced it would revisit its decision not to regulate bump stocks. By putting the onus on the bureau, the NRA helped defuse bipartisan momentum for a Congressional ban on the rapid-fire devices, whose public safety risks were made clear by the mass shooting in Las Vegas last October.
The Trace

Public Safety News

Mandatory Evacuation Order Back In Effect In La Tuna Canyon Burn Area
Mandatory evacuation orders have been put back into effect this morning by the Los Angeles Police Department in the La Tuna Canyon burn area. The LAPD along with the LAFD have forced people living between 8300 La Tuna Canyon Road and 8800 La Tuna Canyon Road to evacuate due to the recent storm activity and debris flow.

Local Government News

LA Economy Booming As Tourism, Port And LAX Set Records
Los Angeles' economy experienced a record-breaking year for tourism, airport travel and port cargo in 2017, Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city leaders announced Wednesday. “We are powering Los Angeles' economy to new heights every year, because we know that lasting prosperity means investing boldly in jobs, opportunity and growth,” Garcetti said.
Los Angeles Daily News


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